learning to trust my own opinions and expertise
Passions huh? Some big topics at the Lounge these days….
I don’t know that I would say that I am passionate about teamwork and team players, but I sure do like them a lot. The people that jump on in and help out with whatever is going on, that look around and see people who are struggling and take a bit of that load for themselves, people that don’t need to be ASKED and don’t ask to be excused. Those are the people that I want to be surrounded by at work.
With some key people missing from my team at the moment, I am starting to feel just a small hint, a whiff in the air, of a lack of team-manship. I can see that as the team re-builds with new staff that maintaining our strong culture of support and teamwork is going to need a concentrated effort from me. I have been cruising along…. but now I take a look around me I can see that little by little things are starting to drift off-course.
I guess I have to figure out where we are headed and how I am going to get us there. Team dynamics are always shifting, new people bring new strengths and weaknesses and new relationships. And I have to figure out how to be their manager and create a culture that works for all of us. Hmmm. Writing this post is clarifying a few things for me (and brought up new issues and questions too). Teamwork is something that I am passionate about. Time to get focussed….